The annual International Builders' Show runs February 7-10 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., so bring your walking shoes because there are a record 1,800 exhibitors—450 more than last year—occupying one million square feet of exhibition space. The NAHB expects to host more than 100,000 attendees representing the home building, multifamily, and light commercial industries.
The grand opening keynote speaker is Ted Koppel, the former “Nightline” anchor and 42-year veteran of ABC News, whose address “Insight Spanning the Decades” will be delivered in the South Hall on Wednesday, February 7, at 10:30 am.
The show's usual mix of new product introductions, guest speakers, and educational sessions (there are 290 sessions and 18 different tracks) expands this year with the debut of nextBUILD, a technology product showcase featuring 200 exhibitors and several educational panels moderated by construction and technology experts. NextBUILD exhibitors are located in the West Hall.
Additional show information, educational session descriptions and times, exhibit hall floor plans, and product information are available at www.buildersshow.com .